Thanks to a stellar performance in Week 4, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff took home NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
It seems like forever since the Los Angeles Rams played a football game after playing on Thursday night in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, but since they won the contest and earned a few extra days of rest, they’re certainly not going to complain about it.
From the defense stepping up in the second half to the the trio of receivers each breaking the 100-yard mark, the Rams had plenty to be proud of from their WEek 4 win over the Vikings.
However, when it comes to the player that stood out the most, nothing takes away from the career night that Jared Goff put together after the Los Angeles quarterback stepped up in a big way when his teammates needed him the most.
Since teaming up with Sean McVay, Goff has flourished under his head coach’s system, and after completing 26 of 33 passes for 465 yards to go along with five touchdowns to take down Minnesota, the former California star could soon enter the MVP conversation.
Obviously, Goff still has a long way to go since it’s only October, and the team still has 12 games remaining in the 2018 season. But when seeing Goff put together his five-touchdown performance against a defense that was supposed to be one of the top units in the league with the Vikings, it’s tough not to think about the possibility.
At least for now, the Rams and their fans can enjoy their beloved quarterback taking home the honors of NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his elite performance against the Vikings, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, not even Chicago Bears fans.
With all due respect to Mitch Trubisky since his six touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were quite impressive for a quarterback who has been dealing with some criticism, but Goff’s performance stood out because of the team it happened to come against.
When looking at the Super Bowl expectations surrounding both teams at the beginning of the season, Los Angeles came through in a big way with a statement win over Minnesota. And depending on how these next few months ago, this could very well have been an early playoff preview in the NFC between these two teams.
There were concerns surrounding Goff’s ability to be successful in the NFL after a horrendous rookie campaign that consisted of a 0-7 record, but also keep in mind the circumstances were much different when looking at what he had to work with.
Based on the high level Goff is playing on, would anyone really be surprised if this ended up being the first of many NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the Rams quarterback?